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Hacker Public Radio is a podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community and can be on any topic that is "of interest to hackers".

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Sep 21, 2018 Ken Fallon
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Summary: In this live show, Ken sees if he can follow simple instructions Series: Hobby Electronics Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2645 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2645/hpr2645_source.wav During the New Year Show Ken soldered a component tester. Unfortunately this did not work. NYBill offered to fix it and he succeeded in his show hpr2591 :: International Troubleshooting . When he shipped it back he included two 555 timers with the message: Now, figure out...
Topics: 555, NYBill, pico, nano
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Sep 20, 2018 folky
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Summary: Error error Series: Podcast recommendations Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2644 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2644/hpr2644_source.ogg The right podcast is: Kvalificerat Hemligt http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:167287536/sounds.rss
Topics: podcast, swedish, correction
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Sep 19, 2018 lostnbronx
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Summary: A brief look at the emotional structure of story endings. Series: Random Elements of Storytelling Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2643 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2643/hpr2643_source.flac Lostnbronx takes a quick look at how story endings need to be structured in order to be satisfying. Lots of endings are possible, but they don’t all require the same treatment. Some can be abrupt, some can be sad, but all of them need to meet certain emotional...
Topics: stories, storytelling, endings, lostnbronx
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Sep 18, 2018 folky
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Summary: I talk about 6 more podcasts in swedish and german. This time no radio network involved. Series: Podcast recommendations Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2642 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2642/hpr2642_source.ogg Helt sant http://api.sr.se/api/rss/pod/20447 Brysselbubblan https://brysselbubblan.libsyn.com/rss Fri tanke podcast https://fritanke.podbean.com/feed/ Chaosradio http://chaosradio.ccc.de/chaosradio-latest.rss Radio Tux...
Topics: podcast, swedish, german, ccc
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Sep 17, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is a short interview recorded at this years Liverpool Makefest with Rachel from MicroBit Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2641 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2641/hpr2641_source.flac In this episode I talk to Rachel Lancaster from the Micro:Bit foundation. http://microbit.org/ https://lpoolmakefest.org/
Topics: Liverpool Makefest 2018, computing, young coders, hackers, makers, crafts, microbit
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Sep 14, 2018 MrX
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Summary: An second attempt at making a show on the way into work Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2640 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2640/hpr2640_source.flac It’s been a while since I posted my first attempt at recording a show in my car, this attempt was recorded not that long after that but I’d forgotten to post it, hopefully, it’s not too boring. This is the previously mentioned dictation device I used...
Topics: recording, podcasting, audio, microphone, car, Audacity
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Sep 13, 2018 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Making decisions in Bash (part 1) Series: Bash Scripting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2639 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2639/hpr2639_source.flac Some ancillary Bash tips - 9 Making decisions in Bash This is my ninth contribution to the Bash Scripting series under the heading of Bash Tips . The previous episodes are listed below in the Links section. It seems to me that it would be worthwhile looking at how Bash can be used to make decisions, such as...
Topics: Bash, test, true, false
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Sep 12, 2018 klaatu
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Summary: Magic the Gathering for cheapskates Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2638 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2638/hpr2638_source.flac In this episode, Klaatu talks about playing Magic: The Gathering for cheap. See rpggeek.com/thread/532036/how-build-deck-magic-gathering by Eric Jome for a good deck building formula.
Topics: magic, mtg
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Sep 11, 2018 b-yeezi
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Summary: This episode will make you want to TXT all the things. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2637 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2637/hpr2637_source.flac Why use plain text? Portability Use with Unix tools Use with Ranger Ranger for the win Ranger is a free console file manager that gives you greater flexibility and a good overview of your files without having to leave your *nix console. It visualizes the directory tree in two dimensions: the directory...
Topics: Unix, text, portability, ranger
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Sep 10, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: In this episode I talk to Noel Baker from the JMU FabLab. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2636 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2636/hpr2636_source.flac In this episode I talk to Noel Baker from the JMU FabLab. https://buyonline.ljmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/ljmu/art-materials/digital-fabrication-lab https://lpoolmakefest.org/
Topics: Liverpool Makefest 2018, Making, hacking, creativity
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Sep 7, 2018 Jeroen Baten
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Summary: This talk is about running your own mainframe on your own hardware. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2635 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2635/hpr2635_source.flac Yes, this talk is about running your own mainframe on your own hardware. Mainframes are old, yes, but they are still very much alive. New hardware is still being developed and there are a lot of fresh jobs in this area too. A lot of mainframes run COBOL workloads. COBOL is far from a dead...
Topics: hercules, linux
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Sep 6, 2018 klaatu
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Summary: An intro to git tags and how to view metadata about your Git repository. Series: Introduction to Git Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2634 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2634/hpr2634_source.flac Tag a commit: $ git tag 0.1 $ git tag 0.1 Delete a tag: $ git tag -d 0.1 Get the latest commit hash: $ git rev-list --tags --max-count=1 94c5715694c5715687a962008dd71191460fc4e32370425a Get any tag on a commit: $ git describe --tags 94c5715 0.1
Topic: git
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Sep 5, 2018 tuturto
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Summary: My first impressions on Elm programming language Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2633 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2633/hpr2633_source.flac Official site: http://elm-lang.org/ Online package repository: http://package.elm-lang.org/ please-focus (package for writing lenses): http://package.elm-lang.org/packages/SwiftsNamesake/please-focus/latest json-extra (for working with json): http://package.elm-lang.org/packages/elm-community/json-extra/latest...
Topics: elm, first impressions, programming language
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Sep 4, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: In this episode I talk to Robert from Roberts Workshop and Carl from Edgehill University Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2632 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2632/hpr2632_source.flac In this episode I talk to Robert from Roberts Workshop and Carl from Edgehill University https://www.robertsworkshop.co.uk/contact https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/
Topics: Liverpool Makefest 2018, computing, young coders, hackers, makers, crafts
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Sep 3, 2018 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in August 2018 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2631 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2631/hpr2631_source.wav New hosts Welcome to our new host: Xtrato . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2608 Wed 2018-08-01 BattleTech tuturto 2609 Thu 2018-08-02 SparkleShare klaatu 2610 Fri 2018-08-03 Gnu Awk - Part 12 Dave Morriss 2611 Mon 2018-08-06 HPR Community News for July...
Topic: Community News
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Aug 31, 2018 TheDUDE
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Summary: Discussing the steam release of Meridian 59 (recorded before release) Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2630 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2630/hpr2630_source.ogg The game’s steam page https://store.steampowered.com/app/893390/Meridian_59/ Community group on steam https://steamcommunity.com/groups/m59 Game website and source code http://www.meridian59.com/ Article on the steam launch...
Topics: Meridian 59, Steam
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Summary: I discuss some of my thoughts on how games might help in language learning. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2629 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2629/hpr2629_source.flac This is the last of 3 parts on my thoughts on language learning. This one introduces my thoughts on how games might be used in language learning. More or less the same concepts from the first two episodes only applied to game/story design. NOTE: I’m not a game designer. On the off...
Topic: spoken language learning
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Aug 29, 2018 Xtrato
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Summary: I describe the process of finding interesting phone numbers on the UK telephone network. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2628 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2628/hpr2628_source.flac If you have any questions regarding the show. Please leave them on the show page, or email me at james@jamesdotcom.com or twitter @Xtrato . My PGP key can be found here: http://jamesdotcom.com/pub.txt
Topics: UK telephone network, British Telecom, BT
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Aug 28, 2018 sigflup
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Summary: This episode we set up a small phone system. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2627 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2627/hpr2627_source.wav I’m not sure what the echoing is about. It could be picked up from my cell phone’s speaker. Also, I call ftp “tiny ftp” It actually stands for “trivial ftp” tftp file for xinetd: service tftp { protocol = udp port = 69 socket_type = dgram wait = yes user = nobody server = /usr/sbin/in.tftpd server_args =...
Topic: sip kamailio
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Aug 27, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: Interviews about Manchester Hackspace and Wirral Code Club Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2626 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2626/hpr2626_source.flac In this episode I talk to Helen from Manchester Hackspace and Chris from Wirral Code Club https://lpoolmakefest.org https://hacman.org.uk/ http://www.wirralcodeclub.org/
Topics: Liverpool Makefest 2018, computing, young coders, hackers, makers, crafts
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Summary: I discuss some of my thoughts regardding using chat programs in language learning. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2625 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2625/hpr2625_source.flac This is the second in the series of my thoughts on language learning. In this episode I talk about it might be useful to modify existing chat programs to use two spell checking databases, one for the native language and one for the new language and have words removed from the...
Topic: spoken language learning
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Aug 23, 2018 knightwise
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Summary: On a hot day Knightwise rides his bike through Brussels. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2624 Cycling Through Brussels Apple Store at the Guldenvlieslaan: https://www.apple.com/benl/retail/brussels/ Matonge District: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixelles#Matong%C3%A9 René Magritte: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Magritte Musee des Instruments: Victor Horta: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Horta Belgian Waffles: 2 kinds:...
Topics: cycling, Brussels
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Aug 22, 2018 clacke
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Summary: In which I sit down with cwebber and try to keep it short, but end up with an hour of tangents Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2623 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2623/hpr2623_source.flac Plugs: Chris works on Object Capabilities for Linked Data (OCAP-LD) and other things for a living, at https://digitalbazaar.com/ . clacke works at https://fractalide.com/ making better tools for future programmers. We’re both fortunate enough to have the chance to get...
Topics: flow-based, actors, fractalide, racket, ocap, mud, programming
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Aug 21, 2018 b-yeezi
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Summary: I invite my 6 year-old daughter on to discuss how we setup a temperature monitor on her pi Series: Hobby Electronics Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2622 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2622/hpr2622_source.flac Items used Raspberry pi 3 B 0.25 watt resistors Reusable breadboard One Wire thermal probe Various jump wires
Topic: raspberry pi
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Aug 20, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: In this episode I talk to Chan'nel Thomas aka little pink maker Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2621 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2621/hpr2621_source.flac In this episode recorded at Liverpool Makefest 2018 I talk to Chan'nel Thomas aka little pink maker. Chan'nel has an amazing web site; the link is below. I was going to include a couple of pictures taken on the day but they don't do her work the justice it deserves....
Topics: Liverpool Makefest 2018, Making, hacking, creativity, inventions
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Aug 17, 2018 dodddummy
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Summary: My thoughts on an approach to language learning which makes sense to me. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2620 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2620/hpr2620_source.flac This is the first part of a 3 part series in which I ramble on about my thoughts on language learning. I’m no expert and I barely know one language well. In a nutshell: Teach as much as possible in the new language, focusing on vocabulary. Rather than starting with baby books, which might...
Topic: spoken language learning
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Aug 16, 2018 bjb
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Summary: Quilt - the patch manager. Introduction and tutorial. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2619 A gentle introduction to quilt Or, patch management for software. Speaker Intro Hi, I'm bjb. I'm a programmer. Motivation and topic intro I needed to learn how to use the software tool "quilt", so you get to listen to my podcast about an introduction to quilt. People collaborating on a project must edit the same set of source files. After one person commits some changes,...
Topics: quilt, patch, diff, plain-text, editor
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Aug 15, 2018 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto talking about their first impressions of Yesod web framework Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2618 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2618/hpr2618_source.flac First place to start is probably Yesod’s web site at: https://www.yesodweb.com/ Often recommended environment for developing Haskell programs is Stack: https://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/README/ My road to Haskell started with Learn You a Haskell for Great Good:...
Topics: haskell, yesod, web
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Aug 14, 2018 b-yeezi
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Summary: In this episode, I discuss how I used python to make my speedtest data available accross my network Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2617 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2617/hpr2617_source.flac Links from the episode Wikipedia - REST API Wikipedia - WSGI Bottle Framework SQLite
Topics: python, development
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Aug 13, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: An interview with Josh recorded at Liverpool makefest Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2616 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2616/hpr2616_source.flac This is another short interview recorded at this year's Liverpool Makefest, this time with Josh who developed EduBlocks. https://lpoolmakefest.org/ https://edublocks.org/ http://allaboutcode.co.uk/ https://github.com/AllAboutCode https://twitter.com/all_about_code?lang=en
Topics: Liverpool Makefest 2018, EduBlocks, computing, young coders
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Aug 10, 2018 Ahuka
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Summary: My history with cancer and how I have dealt with it. Series: Health and Healthcare Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2615 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2615/hpr2615_source.flac I had surgery for cancer in 2010, and family history of cancer, which means certain things have had to be done. https://www.palain.com/?page_id=338 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleason_grading_system https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/treating.html...
Topics: Health, Medicine, Cancer, Prostate, Colon, Lungs
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Aug 9, 2018 Jon Kulp
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Summary: I talk about my "new" 1948 D1835 Tube-powered radio. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2614 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2614/hpr2614_source.mp3 The 1948 Truetone D1835 Tube Radio I recently bought a vintage tube powered radio at an estate sale and in this episode I talk about it and let you hear it. Click the image to view my Flickr pictures. Watch A video showing the radio in action !
Topics: Vintage audio, legacy technology, radio, antiques
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Aug 8, 2018 klaatu
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Summary: This is a tip about awk scripts. Series: Learning Awk Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2613 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2613/hpr2613_source.flac This is obvious, but it tripped me up a few times after listening to the excellent Awk series by Dave and B-yeezi, so I though I'd share it here to save others the trouble. When moving from simple awk commands to proper awk scripts, you put a shebang line at the top of your script. It's pretty common to many...
Topics: tip, awk, shebang
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Aug 7, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: An interview with Joe from Liverpool makefest Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2612 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2612/hpr2612_source.flac In this episode I talk to Joe aka Concrete dog about amateur Rocketry https://concretedog.blogspot.com/2018/ https://twitter.com/concreted0g
Topic: Liverpool Makefest 2018
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Aug 6, 2018 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in July 2018 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2611 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2611/hpr2611_source.flac New hosts Welcome to our new host: Philip . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2586 Mon 2018-07-02 HPR Community News for June 2018 HPR Volunteers 2587 Tue 2018-07-03 Cleaning out your Digital Gutters knightwise 2588 Wed 2018-07-04 Miniature painting...
Topic: Community News
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Aug 3, 2018 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Advanced use of arrays Series: Learning Awk Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2610 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2610/hpr2610_source.flac Gnu Awk - Part 12 Introduction This is the twelfth episode of the “ Learning Awk ” series which is being produced by b-yeezi and myself. In this episode I want to continue with the subject I started in episode 10, an advanced-level look at arrays in Awk. This episode covers patsplit which can split a string into an...
Topics: Awk utility, Awk Language, gawk, arrays, sorting
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Aug 2, 2018 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu demonstrates SparkleShare Series: Introduction to Git Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2609 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2609/hpr2609_source.flac Clacke mentioned SparkleShare in episode 2542 , and it occurred to me that not everyone knows what Sparkleshare is. So here's a show about it. To setup SparkleShare, refer to SparkleShare.org . It's available for Linux, Windows, and Mac; great for cross-platform collaboration. The Linux installer uses...
Topics: git, sparkleshare
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Aug 1, 2018 tuturto
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Summary: Quick introduction to BattleTech tabletop game by tuturto Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2608 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2608/hpr2608_source.flac Following links might help you to get more familiar with the game. Manufacturer’s website: https://bg.battletech.com/ Forums, where fans have discussions about the game: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/ Sarna, extensive wiki: http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Main_Page
Topic: BattleTech
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Jul 31, 2018 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu introduces Processing, a Java subset and IDE suitable for graphical programming projects Series: Programming 101 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2607 Get Processing from processing.org . Download, extract, and launch. On Linux, just click the processing file. Processing requires that either OpenJDK or Java to be installed. Processing requires a void setup() function, which is a function that Processing expects whenever an application is launched. If you don't...
Topics: java, processing
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Jul 30, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is an interview with Dan Lynch one of this year's Makefest organisers Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2606 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2606/hpr2606_source.flac Another interview from Liverpool Makefest 2018 this time with Dan Lynch of Linux Outlaws and Floss Weekly https://lpoolmakefest.org/ http://makefest.podfactory.org/ https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly http://sixgun.org/linuxoutlaws/
Topics: Liverpool Makefest 2018, Dan Lynch, Linux Outlaws, Floss Weekly
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Jul 27, 2018 Ahuka
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Summary: My history with vision issues and how I have dealt with them. Series: Health and Healthcare Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2605 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2605/hpr2605_source.flac My history with vision issues started when I was 3 years old, and I am still dealing with some issues. Fortunately, things are well-controlled and I am doing well. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-retinopathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20371611...
Topics: Health, Medicine, Eye Care, Vision
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Jul 26, 2018 Jon Kulp
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Summary: I talk about my recent restoration project of a mid-century modern hassock fan Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2604 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2604/hpr2604_source.mp3 The Fasco L55A Hassock Fan Click the image to view my Flickr slideshow of the restoration process. A video showing my restored fan in action! Links Hassock Fans on Google image search Flickr photographs YouTube video
Topics: Fans, vintage stuff, restoration, staying cool, mid-century modern
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Summary: Those blasted rubber coffee mug seals and "Let me Google that for you." Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2603 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2603/hpr2603_source.flac A quick tip on using paper towel or dish rag to easily remove stubborn travel coffee mug rubber seals followed by a semi ranty discussion on asking and responding to questions in the context of “Let me google that for you.” As a bonus, this is part of a series-ish set of shows...
Topics: travel mug seal, asking questions
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Jul 24, 2018 operat0r
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Summary: SpiderOAK Backup and Trekking the AT Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2602 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2602/hpr2602_source.mp3 Don’t use GOOGLE DRIVE ! They flag personal content and backups as malware and will not let you download or share your own backups!!!!!
Topics: SpiderOAK, Backups, DR, Trekking, Hiking
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Jul 23, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is an interview with Chris Dell Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2601 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2601/hpr2601_source.flac This is the first in a series of interviews carried out at Liverpool Makefest 2018 This first interview is with Chris Dell about EduBlocks https://lpoolmakefest.org/ https://edublocks.org/
Topics: Liverpool Makefest 2018, EduBlocks
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Jul 20, 2018 Ken Fallon
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Summary: We celebrate the history of hackers, with a nod to the old skool phreak community. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2600 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2600/hpr2600_source.flac 2600 Hz is a frequency in hertz (cycles per second) that was used by AT&T as a steady signal to mark currently unused long-distance telephone lines. A blue box is an electronic device that generates the in-band signaling audio tones formerly used to control long-distance...
Topics: 2600, Blue Box, Phreaking, Radio FreeK America
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Jul 19, 2018 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken cobbles together a bluetooth adapter for any 3.5mm headphone Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2599 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2599/hpr2599_source.wav There was a time when the perfect lightweight podcast listening station was a sansa clip running Rockbox connected to a set of SHE3600/97 Philips In-Ear Headphones . Alas Philips stopped producing the SHE3600/97. SanDisk reduced the specs of the clips, so Rockbox is no longer supported. We're left...
Topics: life hack, earphone, bluetooth
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Jul 18, 2018 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto talks about calculating planetary orbits Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2598 Function signatures (it might or might not be helpful to have these at hand while listening): Helpers: radToDeg :: Floating a => a -> a degToRad :: Floating a => a -> a clamp :: Float -> Float Time: day :: Int -> Int -> Int -> Float -> Day Float Orbital parameters: longitudeOfAscendingNode :: Orbit body center =>...
Topics: haskell, astronomy
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Jul 17, 2018 Jon Kulp
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Summary: A response to Ken Fallon's episode about how to check whether your remote is working or not. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2597 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2597/hpr2597_source.mp3 After listening to Ken Fallon’s episode about how to check whether your remote is working or not, I checked one of our remotes that had been giving us problems and found that only a couple of the buttons produced the light. Then I found a video on YouTube showing how to...
Topics: Repairs, Remote Controls, Fixing things, Cleaning
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Jul 16, 2018 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Misunderstandings about English grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2596 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2596/hpr2596_source.flac Battling with English - part 2 Further notes about 'then' and 'than' In the last episode I mentioned the confusion between then and than . I referred to the etymology of the two words, but I didn't go into detail. Reading the Online Etymology Dictionary , one interesting point in the page about...
Topics: grammar, spelling, punctuation, word misuse, English, apostrophe
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Jul 13, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is a short show about another trip to the computer auction and one of my purchases Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2595 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2595/hpr2595_source.flac Greetings HPR listeners this is Tony Hughes again coming from Blackpool in the UK. Well, as you heard on my last episode I recently visited the computer auction I frequent here in the UK. If you want to drool over the catalogue at any time their...
Topics: computer auction, laptop
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Summary: A use case for nmtui and general discussion about how to use it Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2594 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2594/hpr2594_source.ogg This is my first show and I am happy to be here! nmtui 's documentation can be found here . You can reach me on the freenode irc network at blu3r4d0n .
Topics: nmtui, networkmanager, linux
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Jul 11, 2018 tuturto
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Summary: Short intro to tabletop wargame called DBA Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2593 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2593/hpr2593_source.flac In this episode tuturto paints rambles about De Bellis Antiquitatis while painting more toy soldiers, so expect long pauses and missing thoughts as he tries to do two things at the same time. De Bellis Antiquitatis (or DBA for short): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Bellis_Antiquitatis While the...
Topic: tabletop gaming
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Jul 10, 2018 sigflup
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Summary: This is a talk with Allison about webites, ruby, os design and other such things. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2592 Come join us and listen to Allison talk about her tech!!! This talk includes subjects like websites, ruby, os design and other such things. Allison's email address: allison@isams.net
Topics: os, ruby, webdev
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Jul 9, 2018 NYbill
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Summary: NYbill troubleshoots a DIY kit of ken Fallon’s. Series: Hobby Electronics Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2591 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2591/hpr2591_source.flac NYbill troubleshoots a DIY kit of Ken Fallon's. The new toy: AmScope SE400-Z (The microscope has a nice working height underneath it so you can get your hands and tools in there.) The offending chip: http://www.mccsemi.com/up_pdf/SRV05-4L(SOT23-6L).pdf Pics for the episode:...
Topics: DIY, Kit, Electronics, Troubleshooting
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Jul 6, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: Just a short show on how I managed to blow the power supply on my desktop PC Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2590 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2590/hpr2590_source.flac Greetings Hacker Public Radio listeners, Tony Hughes again coming all the way from Blackpool in the North West of the UK. Originally this show was going to be about some new kit that I have recently bought at my favourite computer auction. However as luck or...
Topics: Computers, Repair, safety
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Summary: A response to Klaatu's very nice series about personal finance. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2589 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2589/hpr2589_source.mp3 Links 403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans United States Savings Bonds Guitar Maker Robert Ruck
Topics: personal finance, money, saving, retirement
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Jul 4, 2018 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto rambles about how to paint miniatures while painting some toy soldiers Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2588 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2588/hpr2588_source.flac tuturto rambles about miniature painting while painting some ancient British units (horses for chariots to be specific) for De Bellis Antiquitatis. De Bellis Antiquitatis is a quick to learn, quick to play war game for ancient period (and a bit more) -...
Topic: miniatures painting
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Jul 3, 2018 knightwise
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Summary: Knightwise talks about being a geek and his quest to curate the library of his mind Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2587 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2587/hpr2587_source.aiff While cleaning out the gutters, Knightwise talks about cleaning out the digital gutters of his information consumption and looking for geeky ways to get his information fix.
Topics: geek, life, lifestyle
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Jul 2, 2018 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in June 2018 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2586 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2586/hpr2586_source.flac New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2565 Fri 2018-06-01 HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 7 Various Creative Commons Works 2566 Mon 2018-06-04 HPR Community News for May 2018 HPR Volunteers 2567 Tue 2018-06-05 Son...
Topic: Community News
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Jun 29, 2018 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Yet another amazing life hack from Ken Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2585 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2585/hpr2585_source.wav Ever have a remote control that didn't seem to be working ? With this AMAZING LIFE HACK you can see the unseen OK all it is is looking at the remote using your camera - but still...
Topics: remote control, life hack
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Jun 28, 2018 lostnbronx
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Summary: Lostnbronx examines plot twists, including the different types, and how they can be used. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2584 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2584/hpr2584_source.flac Plot twists come in several varieties, and can produce different effects in stories. They can be powerful tools, done correctly, but quickly become trite and predictable if over-used, or used poorly. What's the best way to include them? And when might it be a mistake to even...
Topics: storytelling, plot twists, lostnbronx
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Jun 27, 2018 TheDUDE
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Summary: Rant on how US sound recordings copyright laws are weird & how I miss Juiced Penguin Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2583 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2583/hpr2583_source.ogg Citations https://www.copyright.gov/docs/sound/ http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/sep12/Hirtle--When-Is-1923-Going-to-Arrive-and-Other-Complications-of-the-U.S.-Public-Domain.shtml
Topics: Juiced Penguin, copyright, public domain
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Jun 26, 2018 klaatu
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Summary: How easy is it for your potential contributors to contribute? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2582 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2582/hpr2582_source.ogg How easy is it for your potential contributors to contribute? Klaatu looks at three open source and open culture projects to determine how easy they make it for your potential contributors to contribute?
Topic: FLOSS contributions
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Jun 25, 2018 Dave Morriss
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Summary: I bought a Creality Ender 3 3D printer in June 2018. Here are my first impressions of it Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2581 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2581/hpr2581_source.flac My new 3D printer - impressions of the Creality Ender 3 Introduction I have been thinking of buying a 3D printer for a year or so. I had thought of getting a Prusa i3 MK3 in kit form, but although it's cheaper than the built form this printer is not cheap, and I doubted my...
Topic: 3D printer
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Jun 22, 2018 Ahuka
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Summary: This is the story of how I became diabetic and what I did about it. Series: Health and Healthcare Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2580 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2580/hpr2580_source.flac For the last 15 years or so Diabetes has been a central fact in my life, and I needed to learn what to do about it. I think I discovered a way I can live with it and still have a good quality of life https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/default.htm...
Topics: Health, Medicine, Diabetes
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Jun 21, 2018 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is a short show on installing the latest Ubuntu 18.04 onto a laptop and desktop PC Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2579 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2579/hpr2579_source.04 Ubuntu Mate 18.04 Good day to all you HPR Listers. Sorry that its been a while since I recorded a show, but as they say life has got in the way over the last few months, and I've spent quite a bit of it away from the home front. As it happens on one of...
Topics: Linux, Ubuntu
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Jun 20, 2018 Honkeymagoo
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Summary: Linuxlugcst episode 102. The lost episode. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2578 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2578/hpr2578_source.ogg This was episode 102 of the LinuxLUGcast. So the LinuxLUGcast is an open podcast/LUG that meets every first and third friday of the month using mumble. This method of running a podcast leaves it open to anyone showing up (which is what we want because it gets difficult for fiftyonefifty and I to come up with topics all...
Topics: linux, computing
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Jun 19, 2018 klaatu
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Summary: Howto emigrate Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2577 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2577/hpr2577_source.ogg Confused about leaving your homeland for greener pastures? Maybe this episode will shed some light on the subject. Public domain music from archive.org . Can you find your national anthem? Do you know all the words to your national anthem? Either way, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Topics: Emigration, visa, permanent residency, citizenship
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Jun 18, 2018 folky
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Summary: I'm recommending 6 podcasts in swedish and german Series: Podcast recommendations Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2576 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2576/hpr2576_source.ogg P1 Språket http://api.sr.se/api/rss/pod/4012 P1 Vetenskapsradion Historia http://api.sr.se/api/rss/pod/4020 Medierna i P1 http://api.sr.se/api/rss/pod/3951 @mediasres http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/podcast-mediasres.762.de.podcast Europa heute...
Topics: podcasts, swedish, german, language, media, europe
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Jun 15, 2018 operat0r
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Summary: I go over a few quick tips for June Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2575 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2575/hpr2575_source.mp3 sites that required two factor tips Referb your can opener Referb your powerwheels Humidifier filter DIY free anonymous email over TOR
Topic: QuickTips
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Jun 14, 2018 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu discusses the advantages and disadvantages of going [mostly] cash-only Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2574 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2574/hpr2574_source.ogg Klaatu discusses the advantages and disadvantages of going [mostly] cash-only
Topics: money, finance, life
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Jun 13, 2018 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about git rebase Series: Version Control Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2573 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2573/hpr2573_source.ogg A git rebase is like a git merge done through rose-coloured glasses. You can see it for yourself by doing this little experiment. Assuming the alice directory is a valid git repository: $ cd alice $ echo "foo" >> rebase.episode $ git add rebase.episode ; git commit -m 'begin rebase episode' $...
Topics: git, rebase, merge
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Jun 12, 2018 bookewyrmm
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Summary: Listing of items I carry for daily use Series: What's in My Toolkit Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2572 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2572/hpr2572_source.mp3 The bag is a Dell backpack laptop carrier has 5 pockets 2 small side pockets small front accessory pockets medium middle tool pockets large main pocket with interior zippered pocket the padded laptop section is well padded and roomy enough for 2 slim 15" laptops Asus Z54C (W/ 120Gb SSD/ 4Gb...
Topics: daily carry, toolkit
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Jun 11, 2018 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu reviews a board game Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2571 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2571/hpr2571_source.ogg Details about Kill Doctor Lucky on Paizo.com.
Topics: game, tabletop